Incoming MFA Director Christian Kiefer's latest novel, The Animals, appears this week in French translation from venerable and respected French publisher Albin Michel.
News of the publication can be found on the publisher's website.
The novel concerns Bill Reed, manager of a wildlife sanctuary in rural Idaho. Bill's attempt to live out a quiet life is threatened when a childhood friend is released from prison. Suddenly forced to confront his own criminal past, Bill battles fiercely to preserve both the shelter and his hard-won new identity. Alternating between the past and the present, The Animals builds powerfully toward the revelation of Bill's defining betrayal―and the drastic lengths he'll go to in order to escape the consequences. Its English language edition appeared in 2014 from Liveright/W.W. Norton.